There is an important news for the participants to the 2017 edition of the Vertical Kilometer. Due to the renovation of the Ciampac lifts, the return down to Alba di Canazei after the race by cable-car will not be possible. We have been informed about this in the past few days. Therefore the Organizing Committee is already at work to find an alternative trail to return to valley, avoiding the racetrack. For this reason the time of the start of the first waves will be slightly changed in order to allow all the athletes to be at the pavilion in time for lunch and the prize-giving ceremony. Even if we can understand that this news could somehow worry, we think that this could turn into a unique possibility for athletes to look all around and enjoy the amazing sceneries of the surrounding Dolomites before having lunch in good company.